By Kimke on June 20, 2002
Photo by Scotland
Photo by Scotland
"This is a very easy, quick enchilada sauce to use instead of the canned variety. We prefer to eat freshly made foods without alot of preservatives. This has a wonderful flavor."
Serving Size: 1 (627 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
"This is very good. Very easy and made with pantry ingredients (I LOVE that!). The sauce is flavorful but very mild. I suggest adding just a touch of cayenne pepper or jalapenos or something if you like an enchilada sauce with a little bite. The mildness was perfect for us, though. My 4-year-old really enjoyed it. I doubled the recipe and I'm glad I did because it made a perfect amount for a 9X13 pan of enchiladas. If I hadn't doubled the recipe, it wouldn't have been enough. The sauce was a little thinner than canned so I added a little cornstarch to thicken it just a bit and then it was perfect. Thanks so much for teaching me how to make fresh enchilada sauce at home!"
"I made this to go with Kittencal's Recipe #172232 and it was really good!! I liked that it was mild so my grandkids would eat it. I doubled it and froze 1/2 for another time. Thanks for posting..this one is a keeper!"
"I will never buy canned sauce again! This was so easy and delicious! I made it even easier by throwing it all in the blender and then heating it up. It was perfect! Thanks!"
"It was my first try making enchiladas! This was really easy and really yummy! Next time I'll double it because I dipped my tortilla's in it to soften before I filled them and by the time they were rolled and in the pan, there was just barely enough left to pour over the top."
"Awesome! This is by far the best enchilada sauce that I've had...homemade or canned. Great flavor! Easy to make! My husband agreed. I will definitely be using this as my main enchilada sauce. The only thing that I would recommend is adding water to your desired consistency."
"WONDERFUL! QUICK & DELICIOUS! I especially liked that it cooked up fresh in just minutes. (My freezer is so full of freeze-ahead meals and sauces I have to tie the door closed with a rope.) I doubled the recipe and I did make a few changes. I love the taste of good chilies so I added 1 teaspoon of Smoked Chipotle Powder and I also used 4 cups of frozen home-made Tomato Sauce so I cut the Water down to 1 cup For the doubled recipe. It came out thick and delicious, and it was just 'hot' enough to be interesting. For me canned 'salsa rojo'( Red Sauce)has gone the way of canned tomato sauce. I have a couple of cans of each in the pantry but they're strictly for emergencies. THANX"
"I love it - quick, easy, very tasty & economical! I kicked it up a notch by adding a finely chopped jalapeno & decreased the amount of water to get a thicker sauce. Thanx Kimke!"
"SUPERB!!! I can not ever see myself buying a canned version of this anymore! My hubby and I are mexican food junkies, and this is top notch to us. My son even loved it! We were dipping everything in it! I had to make a second batch because the first was gone within 5 minutes! I followed the recipe to a T and had no problems. I was a little worried though when I added the water and it was really runny, but after I let it simmer, it was just as thick as the kind I normally buy in cans. THanks so much for a much needed recipe, and one that is super in taste!"
"This sauce was so so good. I used it in the Wet Burritos recpe #33665. Truly fantastic. No more store bought for me."
"Boy were you right on! This recipe is quick and easy ( my most favorite kind!) and the flavor was really fresh. Thanks so much for posting. This one is a definate keeper! "
"We really enjoyed this sauce! There was a bit too much chilli powder for my taste, so I added some extra tomato sauce and some cream cheese to soften the spice. Next time I would use about half the chilli powder and probably still add the cream cheese as the creaminess was nice. We'll make this again, thanks for posting!"
"Yum! so much better than store-bought. As long as you have the time to simmer and thicken. Would make this every time!"
"Delicious! I'll never use canned sauce again."
"This was really good and went great with enchilada recipe 29884. I did make one change and used tomato paste (6 oz.) instead of sauce. Mixed with the 1 1/2 cups of water it was a nice thickness and needed no flour or other thickener. I wasn't making a large batch of enchiladas, so it was just about enough, but I can see how others using a 9x13 pan would need to double the recipe. Still, the fact that almost everything in it is stuff people usually have on hand is a great plus. Thanks."
"We made the Enchilada sauce per the recipe and we all loved it. No more can sauce. Thanks for the great recipe."
"Great flavor & very mild (just the way I like it). Made as instructed. Turned out very thin (probably because I simmered with the lid on). I added 1 tablespoon of corn starch & let it sit to thicken up. Had just enough for 12 enchiladas. Flavor tasted so good I didn't even add additional spices to my meat."
"This is a really great sauce! A definite keeper!"
"This really is a five minute recipe and not too spicy for little ones. Thanks for posting!"
"Talking about easy! This is just about the easiest dish I have ever made and tastes great!We had a Roasted chicken already cooked from Kroger,tore it apart,got rid of the bone. Cut it up in small squares. Made the sauce. Mixed the chicken in and I was done. I made it step by step followed to a t, other than adding a little more cheese! I like mine gooey and oozing with cheese.Put it all together, popped it in the oven,took a shower and it was done when I got out! This is a keeper for me! I am not a big Mexican food person but I really liked this! Thanks for the Vine like Jim Rome says!"